Despite decades of improved health care in developing nations, the United Nations continues to feel that reducing the global rate of maternal death should be an international priority.
Speaking at the Mary Cross Hall last Wednesday, Kiyotaka Akasaka, the UN’s under-secretary-general for Communications and Public Information, stressed that maternal mortality - the death of a woman during or after pregnancy – was a key component of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Six women of different backgrounds and traditions came together on November 24 to promote the role of women as a pivotal factor in human development.
Jehan El Sadat, former first lady of Egypt; Mariane Pearl, author of A Mighty Heart; Dalia Ziada, women’s rights activist and blogger; Kimberley Krenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia University; Dianne
The New Cairo municipality has instructed the AUC adminstration to prohibit the parking of cars on main roads around campus, and that all cars in non-parking zones will be towed or tire clamped, in addition to applying fines.
This means that members of the AUC community must either park inside campus in a designated parking